JD Jet Kit...Forget the Washer Mod!!! - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods For maintaining, repair or modifications of Generation 1 KLR's. 2007 and earlier.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 04-23-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Posts: 16
Smile JD Jet Kit...Forget the Washer Mod!!!

My 06 KLR 650 never ran well. Always lean, unpredicable idle speed and hard cold start. I did the washer mod last year, and it helped. But it still wasn't right. I ordered the JD jet kit and installed as directions suggested. Since mine is a stocker and mostly run below 4000 feet, I used the blue needle set on the second notch, with a 160 main jet. The stock jet was a 148. I drilled the slide with the drill provided. The kit comes with a selection of jets, 2 needles and the prescribed drill bit. I had it done in under 30 minutes.

Results are faster cold start, great idle, less popping on decel, no surge and more pull, especially above 4000 rpm.

This is a terrific mod and I highly recommend it.

Kirk
Kirkdob is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 04-23-2011, 10:12 PM
2nd Gear
 
KLR-zin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 338
Kirk,
I put in the JD kit as well and am very happy. James, from JD, usually only handles jetting for race bikes. But, he has a 2008 KLR, so he created a needle/jet kit. Really nice guy if you ever need advice or help.

dave

PPMC #4
KLR-zin is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 04-23-2011, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Posts: 16
Dave, thanks for the info. It now (finally) runs so well, I doubt I'll have any further problems. I bought the bike with about 2500 miles on her and immediately had the doo-hickey changed as a preventative measure. It now only has 3300 miles on it. Now that it runs well, I'll probably ride it more.
Kirkdob is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 04-24-2011, 01:42 AM
4th Gear
 
tomatocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirkdob View Post
Dave, thanks for the info. It now (finally) runs so well, I doubt I'll have any further problems. I bought the bike with about 2500 miles on her and immediately had the doo-hickey changed as a preventative measure. It now only has 3300 miles on it. Now that it runs well, I'll probably ride it more.
Time to ride. You have KLR friends all around you. Cabrito (SF) and I (Sac) rode today.

Tim

2005 KLR 685
2015 Yamaha Super Tenere ES, 5/23/2015
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere; Purchased 7/30/2011; Sold 5/23/2015
tomatocity is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 04-25-2011, 03:00 PM
1st Gear
 
nocal rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: sebastopol,ca
Posts: 39
have you been able to check the mpg since the mod?
if you get out to the redwood coast (jenner) look me up i know of alot of great roads that were built for a klr.
nocal rider is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 04-25-2011, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by nocal rider View Post
have you been able to check the mpg since the mod?
if you get out to the redwood coast (jenner) look me up i know of alot of great roads that were built for a klr.

Sorry, I don't keep track of MPG, so no idea what it was or is. The KLR is my weekend around town or up at the cabin bike. So I'm sure my MPG reflects that.
Kirkdob is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 04-25-2011, 08:29 PM
2nd Gear
 
TT120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA.
Posts: 219
I have the DynoJet kit on order. Does anyone have experience with that one?

Bill
W6BJD

2009 KLR650, black (the fastest color), Moose luggage racks - Happy Trail skid plate, crash bars, engine guard, highway pegs, and fork brace - IMS Pro footpegs - Dynojet stage 2 jet kit - Airbox mod - WOW led tail light - Top Gun 7.4Kg rear spring - Top Gun Progressive front springs - ThermoBob - Temp overlay
TT120 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forget 08 vs older KLR's Lockjaw Rider Reviews 34 05-01-2012 09:20 AM
#4 washer in South Africa geoff.nell 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 2 06-28-2010 08:30 AM
Crush Washer Source? Coyote 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 11 07-09-2009 09:57 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome